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Plant City Observer Thursday, May 10, 2018 5 months ago

Athlete of the Week: Amy Bak

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Amy Bak plays softball in Plant City Little League.
by: Justin Kline Sports/Associate Editor

Amy Bak is a pitcher for coach Marc Zeff’s Plant City Little League Majors Softball team and is hoping to make the league’s 2018 All-Stars roster. In the team’s May 1 game, Bak pitched well and recorded a personal highlight by striking out three batters in a row for a perfect inning. She also plays for the Lady Bandits travel team in Lithia.

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When did you start playing softball?

When I was 5.

 

What got you into it?

My parents put me in it and I kind of liked it, so I stuck with it.

 

What made you like it enough to stick around?

Watching on TV, of course, and seeing how good they play. I want to be like that.

 

What other positions do you play?

First or third.

 

What’s some of the best advice a coach has given you?

Don’t give up. And if you’re having a rough game, just pitch through it and trust your defense.

 

What school do you go to?

Turkey Creek.

 

What’s your favorite subject?

Science.

 

Do you play with any travel teams outside of Plant City Little League?

I play travel ball for the Lady Bandits.

 

Do you play any other sports?

Just softball.

 

Is there any sport you’ve watched and thought you’d like to try if you could?

Volleyball seems pretty interesting.

 

If you could have any superpower, what would you pick?

To be invisible.

 

What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

Pizza.

 

How do you get focused before a game?

Listen to music. 

 

Is there any advice you’d give to a brand new softball player?

To have fun and play your hardest out on the field.

 

What’s your greatest strength as a player, and what’s one thing you really want to work on?

My strength is probably pitching, and I need to work on my hitting some more.

 

What are your goals for the rest of this PCLL softball season?

To improve all my pitches.

 

If you could meet any famous person, who would it be and, if you could hang out for a day, what would you want to do?

Probably Hannah Rogers. She could teach me how to pitch better.

Justin Kline is the Sports/Associate Editor at the Plant City Observer. He has been covering all things sports-related in the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World since 2013.

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